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GENERIC IS MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES 2
CENTRALLY PLANNED 2
FREE MARKET 3
LEADING EDGE 4
SCARCE RESOURCE 5
NOMINATION ON MOST EFFECTIVE GENERIC STRATEGY 5
A case study entitled 'IS value and investment appraisal: a case study of a local authority' written by Steven Jones (1999) shows the failure of management with right investment to a technology. According to his report, the Authority has implemented an organisational-wide Office Automation system to consolidate and integrate the many departmental systems, working environments and business cultures. The choice of OA was seen as strategic through Corporate Information Technology Client Group and the choice suggested by the central IT department, which had surely been aware of the importance corporate strategy between IT and business on their investment. But the new technology was not successful in the real world due to lack of management planning.
The firm found that there was no special support service provided through the IT function. It was recognised that inadequate training had in some instances led to limited success, which had subsequently resulted in a poor return on investment(Johns 2002). They further maintained that generally, they had not received adequate and timely training in the use of the new system. Managers stated that they had not got the anticipated benefits from the introduction of OA (Johns 2002). The case study suggests that a more systematic approach to the identification of application functionality and benefits from the implementation of the new technology would be helpful
Today's problem would be that the tools are there but the vision is limited (Maimbo 2004).Therefore, the key of successful result would be that highly reliable on planning and implementing with a right portpolio on managing their investment for IT/IS. Many studies in...